News Links | February 7, 2023
System News | Opinion
Paul Francis has his work cut out for him. As the executive director of the State Board for Community and Technical Colleges, he is responsible for helping supply Washington with great thinkers, innovators
and workers not only for the economy of tomorrow, but for the economy of today.
The Seattle Times, Feb. 6, 2023
... Recently, the Spokane Community College culinary teacher helped brainstorm ways doctors can talk to patients about obesity
and kidney issues, on a discussion panel of medical specialists and patients within
The Spokesman-Review, Feb. 5, 2023
... Green River College designed its aviation technology program to provide students with a real-world education
and competitive advantages in the job market. It’s all done in classrooms and hands-on
labs that offer a wealth of technical instruction and training ...
Auburn Reporter, Feb. 4, 2023
Peninsula College has secured a $32,874 grant to fund a job skills program with Port Angeles-based
custom boat builder, Brix Marine. ... This is the third grant that Brian Kneidl, the
college’s associate dean for workforce programs, has secured from Washington State Board for Community and Technical Colleges.
Peninsula Daily News, Feb. 4, 2023
Representatives from Clark College delivered a statement of need for a bachelor’s degree program in computer science
to the Washington State Board of Community and Technical Colleges Wednesday morning.
Columbian, Feb. 4, 2023
During the fall of 2021, the culinary arts program at Skagit Valley College went from selling coffee in the school cafeteria to opening the Backdoor Bakery and
Bistro right outside the program’s kitchen.
Skagit Valley Herald, Feb. 3, 2023
The Washington State Board for Community and Technical Colleges at its regular meeting Thursday, Feb. 2 will hear bachelor’s degree program statements
of need from seven colleges. [Clark College, Clover Park Technical College, Olympic College, Peninsula College, Spokane Community College, South Puget Sound Community College, Grays Harbor College, Skagit Valley College]
Suburban Times, Feb. 2, 2023
Trends | Horizons | Education
State support for public higher education will increase this fiscal year, aided by
the last burst of federal stimulus money. But some worry the boom times are coming
to an end. ... State support increased in 38 states, jumping by 10 percent or more
in 14 states. Funding decreased in just five states and Washington, D.C., according
to the report.
Inside Higher Ed, Feb. 6, 2023
Politics | Local, State, National
Biden administration brass on Monday outlined the major roles that community colleges
can play in huge infrastructure projects that are rolling out across the country thanks
to federal legislation shepherded by the president.
Community College Daily, Feb. 6, 2023
If the parties challenging the plan can’t clear the standing threshold, then the Supreme
Court justices shouldn’t consider the other arguments that the debt-relief plan is
illegal. But that might not stop the conservative justices from striking down loan
Inside Higher Ed, Feb. 3, 2023